SA 0110 Visual Thinking

Visual Thinking is a survey of concepts, methods, and issues of visual form as a vehicle of visual organization, structure, thought, and expression. The broad scope of the subject is explored through lectures, discussions, critiques, and the process of making images. Students are introduced to the dynamics of composition, relationships of form and content, principles of color, aesthetic issues, visual analysis, perception, and the importance of visual choice, purpose, and creativity in an increasingly image-oriented culture. The course also seeks to provide some experience with a variety of media, develop skills in observation and technique, and encourage personal involvement in solving visual problems. Projects focus on preparation and planning, developing awareness of visual issues, understanding and applying visual concepts, and developing core skills and technique. The course offers a relevant introduction and insight into the process and practice of making art.

Instructor(s): Anna Divinsky, Aaron Henderson, Becky Slemmons, Sophia Sobers, Barbara Weissberger

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: No prerequisites